Obituary for Volney Eugene Hickox
22 March, 1911 - 17 July, 1932
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 18 July, 1932
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LOSES LIFE AS
Eugene Hickox is Killed and
Dwight Madden of Huston
is injured when Truck
Overturns on Highway
Eugene Hickox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver Hickox of
Greenleaf, was killed Sunday afternoon and Dwight Madden, son of Mr.
and Mrs. I. F. Madden of Huston received injury to his head and
back, when the truck on which they were returning from a conference
at Payette Lake overturned. Paul Madden, who was driving, and
Howard Settle, who was also riding in the cab of the truck, were
The two Madden boys had taken a truckload of fruit to
McCall and were being accompanied home for the other two youths, who
were returning from the conference of Friends' church near McCall
and as they approached a crossroad about two miles south of
Fruitland, they noticed a car approaching at a high rate of speed
from the left hand road.
Overturns Against Tree
Fearing the car was not going to observe the stop
sign, Paul Madden swung the truck to the right hand road to avoid a
collision. The truck overturned in the ditch and hit a tree.
Hickox and Dwight Madden had been riding on the luggage in the back
of the truck. Hickox was thrown against the tree and the
luggage and truck fell on him, according to reportts. He was
killed instantly. Madden was thrown from the truck and knocked
Dwight Madden stated Monday morning that the sheriff of
Payette county declared the accident unavoidable and an inquest
later confirmed this fact. The car did stop at the stop sign.
The accident occurred shortly after 3 o'clock.
Madden was brought to the Caldwell sanitarium,
suffering a sprained back and slight injury to his head. He
was dismissed from the hospital Monday afternoon.
The body of Hickox was taken to the undertaking parlor
of Coroner Glen C. Landon of Payette. Funeral arrangements had
not been announced Monday. The Hickox family recently moved to
the Greenleaf community from the Roswell community.
Also this article from
The Caldwell News-Tribune
dated Thursday 21 July, 1932
Body of Accident
Victim is Buried
Services for Eugene
Hickox are Held at Roswell
Funeral services for Eugene Hickox, who was
accidentally killed Sunday afternoon near Fruitland, were held
Tuesday afternoon at the Roswell church with the Rev. C. T. Moore of
Greenleaf, officiating. Interment was in the Roswell cemetery.
Hickox is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.. Denver
Hickox of Greenleaf; a brother, two aunts, Mrs. Grimes of Payette
and Mrs.. Williams of Fruitland; and an uncle, Z. V. Hickox of
photo available upon request.